Most are missing the point of the #PinePhone by @thepine64 and it's great #community around it. Here is why: https://quickfix.es/2020/11/missing-the-point-pinephone-kde-community-edition/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/ManjaroLinux/status/1328629161800429568
@manjarolinux there's is some typo but great article. I'm keen to try this out in December for the @kde edition. Yes most people don't understand that @PINE64 don't make much profit selling those editions. You don't build; as said a "supercomputer/surveillance device" who's totally open source hardware at an accessible price. It's for hackers and developers ATM. I guess the final product would cost 5 times more like @purism with the their #librem5.
@manjarolinux the good thing about the #pinephone is that this is upgradeable. You can change the battery or the motherboard easily. So have a phone that least more time than this current consumerist monopoly we have on the phone's market today. Next would be like @Fairphone does and have ethical hardware but you would have to pay more for that. There's some trade-off but it's what is take to build a better society. Those are really great projects!
@kde @PINE64 @purism
@manjarolinux @kde Well, nice post, but why the hell there need to be so many approaches and interfaces to a free mobile device? Seeing Plasma Mobile and UB Touch there are even two using Qt, but none adopting any of the most used Java or ObjC/Swift API. This is going to stay a toy considering the strategy of this approach.
It shouldn't be too hard to get Android apps running on it, especially since all these mobile shells agree on stuff like how apps should package their metadata. I just wish Apple/Google followed the same standards rather than invent their own.
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